Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday


It's time for Tightwad Tuesday with Canadagirl. I've still got 5 hours of Tuesday left. My tip for this week is so boring but....stay home. Really, people spend so much time chasing around to keep their kids or themselves entertained, enriched, enlivened. Not that some of that isn't fun, heaven knows I get crazy busy, but if you just slow down and stay home...how can you spend any $$$. Here's what my littlest two found to do for free today.

It's not just my little kids. Two of my teens are reading, three are watching Animal Planet, one is studying and one is sleeping. No cash involved. Many people spend mega bucks on cable, computers, movies, music, books, hobbies, toys for the kids and still run around 'looking for something to do'. Try staying home for one week and use the stuff you've got, and enjoy the moment.

2 comments:

Stacy said...

I love staying at home for that very reason (well, provided I stay away from Ebay.) :-)

Even though I am working part time, I only take enough money to buy an occasional diet coke when I need a pick-me-up, or a treat for a long day.

I pack my lunch so even when I go to work, I rarely have any expenses beyond the gas to get me there.

Mary @Raising 4 Godly Men said...

Amen ! I work very hard to keep life simple. I got waaaay to busy this last year and don't want to repeat that one again. I have grown to love being at home. It is the simple things that make life good. Thanks for sharing such a good and wise thing. It is a "Good Thing".

PS: I loved the pic. It is a perfect example of enjoying the moment. [0=

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-Mary